The almost complete closure was the common denominator between the cities of Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum North, which together constitute the Sudanese capital, as the doors of government and private institutions and markets were closed.
Since this morning, many other Sudanese cities have been living in a state of complete paralysis; In light of the closure of government institutions, companies, markets and shops, and the closure of schools and universities.
Traffic in the Sudanese capital returned to flow almost normally after opening 3 out of 5 of the five main bridges linking the cities of Khartoum.
On the other hand, the Sudanese security forces entered a state of hit-and-run with young men in residential areas, in an attempt to open the internal streets and remove the barricades they had set up in those areas.
During the past few days, the so-called “resistance committees” set up several barricades on the main and secondary roads and burned tires, in protest against the recent measures of the army.
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people participated in demonstrations calling for the return of the civilian-led government to power, in a move called the “October 30 Million”.
While the Sudan Doctors Committee said that three protesters were killed by security bullets in the demonstrations, the Sudanese police denied shooting at the protesters during the demonstrations, and said on state television that one of its members had been shot.
And the Sudanese army announced, last week, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declared a state of emergency, saying that it was forced to take this step after the political forces rejected proposals made to solve the country’s crises.
The order was met with protests by the political forces supporting the government of Abdullah Hamdok, and these protests demanded the return of a civilian-led government to take power in the country.